A centerpiece of our Music Ministry is our magnificent John-Paul Buzard pipe organ, built in conjunction with the new sanctuary in 2006. It leads hymns and accompanies the choir. It invites the congregation to contemplate during the prelude and smile during the postlude. It escorts mourning families into memorial services. It walks excited brides down the aisle. It is a rare gem among church organs…locally and nationally.

Our Pipe Organ is Incomplete

During the 2006 project, our budget required that we limit its installation. 

  • The pipe organ currently contains about 2600 pipes and is missing 447.
  • The instrument was designed for 33 stops, five of which are currently missing.
  • None of our missing stops would be very loud; in fact, they are all designed to provide color to quiet organ music, especially soft preludes and vocal accompaniment.
  • Significant investment was made during the original installation to support later completion. The necessary mechanical, electrical, and control systems are all in place and functioning.

What Does The Project Involve?

An investment of $175,000 this year will enable: 

  • Completing the organ as originally designed
  • Performing maintenance that will increase its longevity and improve performance
  • Extending the warranty for an additional 10 years

WPC Has Strong Support for Completing the Pipe Organ

Thanks to the generous support of members and friends of the music program:

  • $10,000 in our current Organ Fund from generous past bequests and donations
  • $115,000 in additional gifts and pledges

☛ We are more than 70% of the way toward our goal!

 

Your Prayerful Consideration of Support is Appreciated

  • If you would like to participate, you can download and return the financial commitment card or donate directly online.
  • The campaign will run for one month beginning February 4.

Questions?

Contact Rob Brown (757-564-7226), Project Coordinator

OR Norman Elton (757-645-4596), Organist

 

Contact Our Church PCUSA

Our Location

WILLIAMSBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

215 Richmond Rd Williamsburg, VA 23185

Located on Richmond Road, across from the College of William & Mary

Our Location

757.229.4235


Our Location

secretary@mywpc.org


Our Hours

WORSHIP SERVICES: 9:30am and 11:00am


CHURCH SCHOOL: 9:30am

WEEKDAY OFFICE HOURS:


M-Th 9:00am to 5:00pm

Friday 9:00am to Noon

Closed Weekends and Holidays


 

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